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Assad victorious in Syria war, Israel defence minister claims

Israel's defence minister has said Syria's six-year war is coming to an end and one victor has clearly emerged - Bashar al-Assad. Controversial Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news site Walla! that the regime was clearly victorious over the rebels, in a war that has cost half-a-million lives. "Assad has emerged victorious in the battle. Suddenly,

Less armed conflict but more political violence in Africa

Political violence in Africa is rising and it is more complex than before. But it is significantly less deadly than in previous decades, according to a number of conflict data sources. Open-source conflict data is increasingly used to supplement reporting and analysis of trends in instability in Africa. A number of